Lunar Disko presents… Time marches on with two Various Artist EPs to celebrate the 20th release on Lunar Disko Records. Eight tracks encompassing the modus operandi of the label since the beginnings. Part 2 features another selection of Lunar Disko favourites, with the return of DJ Overdose and Raiders of the Lost ARP, while two of Ireland’s finest in Tr One and Automatic Tasty complete this stellar line-up. ..and time is still marching on
Lunar Disko Records returns to action with another label debut featuring Carlow house and techno duo, Tr One. Two of Ireland’s finest DJ’s return to production duties with a supreme house and techno EP. The ‘Chicarlow EP’ features four adventurous analogue jams showcasing Tr One’s love for the sound of Chicago and Detroit. Raw percussion and drum rhythms, fused with the beauty and soul of Chicago and Detroit machine music make for a classic house and techno 12″
‘Fields Of Light’ is an ambitious compilation release containing 6 tracks by BNJMN, Aroy Dee, Lerosa, Metropolis, Perseus Traxx and Tr One, that focuses on other qualities than the usual style-similarities. Here, the focus has been put on some other aspect; their soulful and melancholic nature. On each side 15 minutes of dreamily emotive and sometimes alienating works from these 6 producers have been pressed. Some of them appeared earlier on Photic Fields, others are new here. Among these works you’ll find a deep and multilayered sonic excursion (by BNJMN), a dark, futuristic and movie-inspired piece (by Metropolis) and an emotion-drenched late 80’s inspired house music-cut (by Perseus Traxx). Each of these tracks may have their moment to be played, some might work on dancefloors while other are ‘just’ for the home-listener. But a true sentimentalist should find these moments.
For the latest Apartment release two interplanetary gangs come face to face in a techno battle for the ages.
Hailing from the Phantom Planet we come across Forsh, Bin Man and The Red Defender, a trio of rebel Outlaws whose spaceship is under fierce attack from The Muscle Patrol, the Hi-tech Galaxy’s ultimate and most fearsome tool of oppression. Following wave upon wave of Acid attack, the Outlaws are forced to eject from their ship, landing on a mysterious jungle planet…
Unbeknownst to them, the trio have landed on Huguenot, infamous for it’s ghostly shark creatures which rise up to hunt the living…and they smell fresh meat…
…meanwhile, traveling across deepest space aboard The Viceroy 9-c we find The Dean of Threenie and e-D aka The Beets. They are 2 disparate characters from the planet Tr One, infamous for it’s GreenLight Sector, a nefarious haven for low-life traders and smugglers. The duo traverse the galaxy in search of rare treasures to capture and trade back on home soil. Unlike the Phantom Planet Outlaws, these two know what awaits them on Huguenot…or do they.
Will The Beets save The Phantom Planet Outlaws from the bloodlusting creatures of Huguenot? Will they sell them out to The Muscle Patrol? Or will they join forces to rid the galaxy of it’s most fierce oppressors?
The black gold sat upon your turntable contains all the answers…and more…
Apartment Record’s 2nd release comes from Ireland’s analogue-obsessed soul assassins, Tr One. On the A-side, “Drum Dance” is a fusion of beatdown with a minimal techno aesthetic, creating a hypnotic journey through the duo’s machines. The B-side serves up 2 alternative takes. John Heckle’s debut remix takes a heaving, lo-fi approach to the original’s drums while layering it with wistful synths, before Juju & Jordash’s Dub version closes off proceedings in their inimitable style; expansive yet claustrophobic at the one time.